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Building the Buddha Land

by Sangharakshita

This lecture deals in depth with what a Buddha Land is, how and by whom it comes to be built, and what all of this has to do with us.

Talk given in 1979.

This talk is part of the series The Inconceivable Emancipation - Themes from the Vimalakirti Nirdesha.

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1. Introduction and summary of lecture 143 (6:17) 
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2. The opening scene; the Licchavi youths (7:09) 
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3. Ratnakara's praise of the Buddha; his question (8:04) 
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4. The significance of the Licchavis' parasols (4:35) 
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5. What is the Buddha Land? (8:18) 
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6. The pure Buddha Land and the impure Buddha Land (6:14) 
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7. Who builds the Buddha Land? (11:00) 
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8. Why do the Bodhisattvas build the Buddha Land? (5:35) 
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9. With what is the Buddha Land built? (4:21) 
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10. How do the Bodhisattvas build the Buddha Land? (1:50) 
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11. How is the Buddha Land relevant to us? (7:36) 
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12. The distinction between subject and object (5:53) 


Total running time: 1:16:52

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